Runnin Patriots teams sweep


First Posted: 2/5/2009

The Surry Runnin Patriot girls picked up a lopsided win Thursday, defeating Davidson Home School 76-23, in a tune-up game for the Runnin Pats upcoming conference tournament.
The outcome of Thursdays contest was never in doubt, with Surry jumping out to a 14-7 first quarter lead, then outscoring Davidson 18-2 in the second quarter.
Nine players scored for the Runnin Patriots, led by Sally Ann Edwards with 14 points along with Becca Sikes and Hannah Tompkins with 13 points apiece and Suzi Santucci with 12 points.
Stephanie Brantley added a double-double for Surry with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Surry will face Caldwell Christian tonight away.

Surry Runnin Patriots 76,
Davidson Home School 23

Surry 14 1824 20 76

Davidson 7 2 7 7 23

Surry Sally Ann Edwards 14, Becca Sikes 13, Hannah Tompkins 13, Suzi Santucci 12, Stephanie Brantley 10, Hamilton 4, Phillips 4, Peters 2, B. Tompkins 2

Davidson Erika Hyatt 11, Hyatt 4, McRorie 4, Drake 2

The Surry Runnin Patriots boys basketball team lived up to its moniker by outgunning Oak Level, 75-45, Thursday night.
The key to the offense, coach Lin Hamilton said, was beating Oak Level down the floor.
We did a much better job getting on the break, Hamilton said. We got open looks, my team passed the ball to the open man and we had 20 assists.
Surry put away Oak Level quickly, jumping out to a 26-7 first quarter lead.
Oak Level responded in the second quarter, outscoring Surry 16-12, but still trailed 38-23 at the half.
The Runnin Patriots stretched their lead in the second half, outscoring Oak Level 16-8 in the third quarter and 21-14 in the final quarter.
Hamilton said his team has been focusing on not committing as many turnovers.
The Runnin Patriots made progress in that department Thursday by only turning the ball over 19 times.
Surry (16-10, 6-4 North Carolina Home Educators Conference) got a game-high 18 points, and six assists from Daniel Shaeffer.
Luke Hamilton had 17 points, six steal and five rebounds, while Caleb Taylor added 10 points for the Runnin Patriots.
Eight other players put their names in the score book for Surry, with Chris Brantley and Josh Welch adding 8 points each, while Greg Rasmussen added 6.
Joe Claffee contributed six steals, five points and four assists for Surry.
The Runnin Patriots travel to Caldwell tomorrow night. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Surry Runnin Patriots 75,
Oak Level 45

Surry 26 12 16 21 75
Oak Level 7 16 8 14 45

Surry Daniel Shaeffer 18, Luke Hamilton 17, Caleb Taylor 10, Chris Brantley 8, Josh Welch 8, Greg Rasmussen 6, Joe Claffee 5, Austin Lester 2, Aaron Gibbons 1

Oak Level John Payne 9, Brian Chandler 7, Dillon Grotshell 6, Sheldon Ayers 6, Kevin Landreth 5, Mark Ristree 4, Justin Smith 4, Nathan Degran 2, Seth Vernon 2

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